Posts Tagged ‘open-source’

YouTube – Xubuntu Compiz Fusion VERY OLD computer / Better than Vista

YouTube – Xubuntu Compiz Fusion VERY OLD computer / Better than Vista I don’t usually post Youtube links, but this one actually has adults commenting 😛 Damn kids. Anyway, the topic I want to touch on is old computers. Not old like Atari, old like a Pentium-III 800mhz, which was released in 1999, […]

Fear and loathing in Las Linux

Disclaimer: I’m a prick. No, really! I complain all the time.

Today, I’m going to complain about Linux, A-GAIN! Actually my gripe isn’t so much with the Linux kernel or community, I’m specifically irritated at Redhat, Fedora, CentOS and any other RPM-based distro that relies on “yum” for installing and updating packages.

Five Tired Old Myths About GNU/Linux, and the whiney hackers that keep them alive

Five Tired Old Myths About GNU/Linux
I’ve been a casual supporter of Linux and free software in general for many years, but I don’t shove it in everyone’s face like a new fad religion. For sake of brevity, here are the 5 “myths” from the article, accompanied by my frank opinion as always.

Slow web servers, and how to speed them up

In a world where a large portion of internet users are on fast broadband connections, we sometimes come across slow-loading web sites. We’re quick to notice when it takes more than a second or two to load, but what do you do when it’s been over a minute since you clicked the link ?

The open-source world as I see it

Hi kids! Did you miss me ?
I experienced a few hours of downtime last night, as a result of some minor tweaking on my server. Actually I just added a 2nd IP address, simple right ? Well how is it that a friggin’ wizard like me, can crash a server with something trivial like adding an IP address ? Red Hat Linux, that’s how.

Dell and Ubuntu sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g

Dell, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, finally confirmed the rumours: Ubuntu Linux will be available on new Dell systems as an alternative to Microsoft Windows. Fuck Ballmer! :)

Synergy for multi-PC goodness

I’ve been using a neat little utility for the past week called Synergy. It allows one keyboard and mouse to control multiple computers over the network, in an extremely intuitive way. You still need a monitor on the extra computers… Synergy kind of merges all your machines into one huge desktop.